I replaced the motor in my old dryer a couple years ago with this kit. It didn't quite fit properly with the blower assembly - the fan blades would hit the front wall and grind. I shifted the motor back a bit to give it more clearance but that meant the motor strap (part 203) didn't really sit on the motor quite right. It worked fine for a few weeks after that, but I recall it being kind of loud. Eventually it started being really loud and not spinning well. I stopped using the dryer then as it was an extra anyway. Well now I have more tenants in my house (this is a coin op in a 3 famliy house) so I'm trying to fix it again. I took it apart today and as I expected it had slipped the motor strap and wasn't in right. To resolve the problems I replaced the screws attaching the motor strap to the blower housing with longer ones and put some washers in between to space it out further. The fan spins nice and freely now, and the motor strap is secured properly to the motor now. My problem is now when I turn it on it's vibrating pretty badly and is quite loud. Did I somehow damage the motor from it running without the motor strap on right? Everything seems aligned and secured properly. The extra space I added doesn't seem like it could be causing a problem - I bent the mounting bracket on the other side just a bit to account for it anyway. Could something be out of balance in the motor? Could I have gotten something in the wiring order wrong to cause a problem like this? It otherwise will work except for the loud vibrating - drum spins, air moves, clothes get warm, etc. But if you watch the motor by itself with the drum out you can see it shaking pretty badly. Do I need to replace this motor again?
ANSWER Hello Rick,
Based on the information, you will need to replace the motor due to the bushings inside motor are bad.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, February 05, 2013